President Nechirvan Barzani held a meeting with Mr. Hayan Abdul-Ghani, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister for Energy and Minister for Energy Affairs and Oil, accompanied by a high-level delegation. The discussion encompassed the latest measures and efforts to resume oil exports, and emphasized the importance of the ongoing dialogue between the Iraqi Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on this issue.
President Nechirvan Barzani reiterated his unwavering support for the collaborative efforts undertaken by both the Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to address the challenges and restart oil exports from the Kurdistan Region. He stressed the significant financial loss incurred by Iraq due to the halt in oil exports from the Kurdistan Region, and underscored the necessity and importance of resuming exports as soon as possible.
Deputy Prime Minister Abdul-Ghani, in turn, expressed the genuine commitment of the Iraqi Federal Government and Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al-Sudani to resolving the outstanding issues and resuming oil exports from the Kurdistan Region. Additionally, he gave an overview of the objectives of his visit and the outcomes of the discussions between the Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Iraq’s two deputy oil ministers and the acting Kurdistan Regional Government Minister for Natural Resources participated in the meeting.